Hilton Worldwide has announced that it signed a management agreement with Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa Trading Group to develop a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in KSA’s (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) commercial heartland of Al Khobar, in the country’s Eastern Province.
The 158-room DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar Corniche is the third Hilton Worldwide pipeline hotel planned for Al Khobar and the 17th in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, making it Hilton Worldwide’s largest development market in MEA.
According to Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa, the company is opening 17 new hotels over the next three years and working to solidify its position as the leading hospitality company in KSA.
DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar will be located downtown on the city’s Corniche and will feature a variety of business and leisure amenities, including meeting facilities of two boardrooms, a conference hall and two meeting rooms. The hotel will also offer a health club and swimming pool, as well as two restaurants and a lounge.
Construction is already under way and the hotel is expected to open at the end of 2014.
Al Khobar is the largest city in the Eastern Province with a reputation as a modern, energetic community. The Corniche area, in particular, is lined with numerous restaurants, cafes, boutiques and retail outlets and is proving an attraction with locals and domestic tourists as well as visitors from neighboring GCC states.